“Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”
Sewists live Designin’ December every day. They see something, somewhere, and think … should I buy that? Can I make that? How did they make it? How can I make it? Let’s check out these sewists that met the challenge!
Although it is going to be very difficult to pick just SIX, now is the time to do just that! I think the poll will stop counting when it gets over 700 votes too, so I hate to say it but first come, first served! Now don’t forget that you can give additional votes for your favourites by heading over to my Instagram feed, @nicedressthanksimadeit, here! hashtag #voteforDD2022.
AND REMEMBER… Just by participating in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER you are already a WINNER … you have a Designer Copy – better and for less! Good Luck to everyone!!!
These entries are in no particular order and I apologize for my technical skills. In some cases more than one photo was provided and I had to crop the before and afters together. Look through the photos. Check out their Instagrams, or in some cases Blogs too, for more lovely photos and details of their makes. Then choose your SIX and CLICK to VOTE and submit your choices.
Don’t forget to go over to my Instagram later too @nicedressthanksimadeit hashtag #voteforDD2022 and vote again! Hint: you can vote for as many entries as you like over on Instagram!
Results will not be shown. On the blog, voting will close on Sunday, January 8, at 9:00 pm PST, or when we reach 700 votes, whichever comes first. On Instagram, voting will close Sunday, January 8, at midnight PST 🙂 Winners will be announced in the next Designin’ December blog post and on my Instagram after the voting is closed and counted.
@2ducks_swimming – Bode
@lavenderbludesigns – Joseph
@sewmuchtodesign and her blog here – Halston
@memas_work and her blog here – #iamhermes
@carmen.cose – Yves Saint Laurent
@suestoney and her blog here – Oscar de la Renta
@seamracer and her blog here – Patrick Kelly
@crazydenimlady – Moschino
@laineemakes and her blog here – Donna Karan
@thesewinggoatherd – Vintage, Madeleine Vionnet
@dezignsby – @nicandzoe & @jw_anderson
@raquel_sewing_knitting_in_asia – Rosie Assoulin
@silk_n_vintage_etc – Karen Walker
@morag_cj – Balenciaga
@audballcreations – Holland Cooper
@sew_me_a_me – Alessandra Rich
@hportemanteau – Cordera
@zeldes_atelier – Vintage, 1920 design
Sewists! If you see any errors or omissions, or it you have a blog I haven’t mentioned or something else to add, please leave a comment!
PICK SIX and CLICK to VOTE … in no particular order:
Be sure to “like” and “follow” our generous prize sponsors where ever you might find them!
Sew Chic Pattern Company – $24.95 USD coupon code towards a PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Sewing Patterns by Masin – one of three copies of the PDF sewing pattern for the Atlas Wrap Dress – website here
Helen’s Closet – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Joanna Vander Vlugt – one paperback copy of the book “Dealer’s Child” – website here
“Engrossing, action-packed,” Dealer’s Child placed in Amazon’s top 100 and is the second installment in the Jade & Sage thriller series. From the courthouse steps to a possessed typewriter, 1968 clashes with the present as Jade uncovers a deadly secret while trying to stay one step ahead of a murderer hellbent on revenge.
Green Style Creations – $25.00 USD coupon code towards a PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Emmaline Bags – $15.00 CAD coupon code for use on their website here
Susan Jane Wright – one paperback copy of the book “The Glass Lake” – website here
The second book in the Evie Valentine series brings danger and suspense into Evie’s life again. A Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Finalist.
Patch and Mix Crafts – FIVE 1/2 metre pieces of African Wax Print Fabric from their website here
Vintage Pattern Lending Library – $25.00 USD coupon code for use on their website here
Waffle Patterns – 20 EURO coupon code for use on their website here
Itch to Stitch – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Lányos Handmade – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
MM Cork Supply – $25.00 CAD coupon code for use on their website here
Atelier Fiber Arts – $25.00 CAD coupon code for use on their website here
Greyfrairs and Grace – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Stokx Patterns – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Liz Haywood, The Craft of Clothes – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Pattern Union – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
Paradise Patterns – one of two free PDF sewing patterns from their website here
EK Sewing Patterns – one of two free PDF sewing patterns from their website here.
J. Desirée Studio Patterns – one free PDF sewing pattern from their website here
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“Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”
Won’t you join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge? Start looking for your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo”!
Check out last year’s participants and prizes right here!
Take a look at my “DESIGNER FASHION” Pinterest board here, OR on Facebook, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Facebook Group. Get ideas! Post and discuss your progress! Let’s see your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” and your “Designer Copy” progress!
What will inspire you? Remember Designer Vintage fashion is allowed, as is Designer Casual AND Designer Handbags! Good luck in your search!
How to participate in the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge in 2023 and be eligible for prizes:
- BLOG PARTICIPATION: Follow this blog and leave a comment that you’re joining in. Post a photo of your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” with the Designer’s name and your finished “Designer Copy”, mentioning the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge in your post with a link back here.
- INSTAGRAM PARTICIPATION: Post a photo of your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” with the Designer’s name and your finished “Designer Copy”, tagging it #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag me on Instagram @nicedressthanksimadeit
- Remember: Tag #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow the blog “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!” OR on Instagram follow @nicedressthanksimadeit Whether you have made it already, are in the process of making it, or plan on making it … LET ME KNOW! 🙂
- For the final voting after DECEMBER 31st, voting will take place on my blog and on my Instagram, I will repost your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” with the Designer’s name and your finished “Designer Copy”, with a link back to you. Votes will be counted from both my blog and my Instagram.
Only entries using these above methods will be entered into the Sewing Challenge and be voted on and eligible for prizes. Closing date for entries is 31st December 2023 Midnight PST.
We are always so grateful for the extremely generous Prize Sponsors. Thank you!
(This sewing challenge is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram or Facebook but is hosted by my blog, Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!)
2 thoughts on “Designin’ December 2022 – Time to Vote!”
It took me a while to finally write it up, but I did finally get a blog post up about my entry! https://thesewinggoatherd.blogspot.com/2023/01/making-madeleine-vionnet.html
Oh good! I was looking forward to it. I will share it tonight! 🤗